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Hasim Rahman Jr. blames Jake Paul, group for canceled struggle: ‘Solely factor that I can conclude is that they’re scared’

Hasim Rahman Jr. blames Jake Paul, group for canceled struggle: ‘Solely factor that I can conclude is that they’re scared’


Hasim Rahman Jr. admits that he requested for extra weight allowance, however to him, that isn’t the explanation his boxing match with Jake Paul was canceled.

“My physique merely wouldn’t let me do it,” Rahman Jr. stated in an Instagram put up hours after information broke that this Saturday’s complete occasion at Madison Sq. Backyard was off. “It might not let me get right down to 200 kilos, however the place in boxing do you see them canceling fights a complete week prematurely? I didn’t even get my final week to get down as little as I may. I informed this man, ‘If penalties concerned, hold the purse. Preserve the purse. I’d struggle you for the $5,000 minimal.’ That’s how a lot it means to me, and that’s how a lot religion I’ve in knocking him out.”

Rahman Jr. detailed his aspect of the story after Paul and Most Helpful Promotions went public with a press release and pair of videos that pointed at him as the explanation for the cancellation. Rahman Jr. stated whereas he requested for extra weight allowance, Paul and his group set him as much as fail – after which refused any form of matchmaking supplementation.

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Rahman Jr. finds this hypocritical. Paul touted within the pre-fight buildup that he handily beat up Rahman when the 2 educated collectively – a time when Rahman Jr. was roughly 230 kilos.

“Let him inform it, he already beat my ass within the gymnasium once I was 230,” Rahman Jr. stated. “So if you happen to beat me up whereas I used to be 230, what’s the issue in combating me whereas I’m 215. What’s the issue combating me at 210? It’s clearly them not eager to struggle. It’s not me pulling out of the struggle. It’s them not wanting the struggle. I by no means stated that I didn’t need this struggle. The one factor that I can conclude is that they’re scared. They tried to pull me down.”

In response to Rahman Jr., his group even provided up a substitute to struggle Paul on Saturday – somebody who’s extra of a pure cruiserweight, Muhsin Cason. They had been nonetheless denied.

“(He) may’ve saved the present,” Rahman Jr. stated. “Jake Paul may’ve fought an actual boxer, however he don’t wish to struggle an actual fighter. He don’t wish to struggle an actual struggle. He needed to empty me down and struggle a shell of me, which I’m not going to permit him to do. Now, they didn’t transfer the goalposts and transfer the end line nearer and have me weigh in all these additional days early after which pull the plug on the struggle like, ‘We don’t wish to struggle.’

“My group 100% nonetheless needed to struggle, nonetheless prepared, prepared, and capable of knock out Jake Paul on Aug. 6. So y’all blame your boy Jake Paul for this struggle not occurring. It ain’t don’t have anything to do with me or my group. We allow them to know what the true purpose was, and Jake Paul is scared to struggle.”

Take a look at Rahman Jr.’s full assertion beneath:

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